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vBulletin SEO/Indexing

Discussion in 'vBulletin' started by raven2424, Jul 22, 2006.

  1. #1
    Ok Heres whats up :)

    I started a vbulletin forum, and its my first time using vbulletin basicly i just want the forum to get indexed and for threads to get indexed. I notice that forums do rank for thousands of keywords as they grow of course i see DP forums rank for lots of stuff and im wondering that i need to do for that to happen to my forum.

    I assume i just activeate the seo feature in the admin area and then thats about it let it get indexed and grow naturally OR is there a mod of some sort i need to purcahse :confused:

    Thanks for taking the time to read and help me out :cool:
     
    raven2424, Jul 22, 2006 IP
  2. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #2
    You don't need anything special.
     
    digitalpoint, Jul 24, 2006 IP
  3. vbwiz

    vbwiz Peon

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    Purchasing vbseo.com software will definitely help. That's why I purchased it today!
     
    vbwiz, Jul 24, 2006 IP
  4. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Prominent Member

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    joeychgo Notable Member Premium Member

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    errr, no it wont definately help.
     
    joeychgo, Jul 26, 2006 IP
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    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    One thing which will really help is to change the default settings to Show All Threads. By default it only displays the last week or month from memory. This of course is only useful when you have alot of discussion and threads.
     
    dcristo, Jul 26, 2006 IP
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    czar Guest

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    Thanks for the links Trump, those are really helpful.

    Some of the stuff there would've never been considered by me at all.

    BTW, do you guys think I should start doing this right from the beginning or after my forum is fully established?

    Thank you.
     
    czar, Jul 28, 2006 IP
  8. czar

    czar Guest

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    Where's that setting specifically?
     
    czar, Jul 28, 2006 IP
  9. dcristo

    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    To be honest I can't remember, somewhere within the vBulletin Options settings.
     
    dcristo, Jul 28, 2006 IP
  10. RyuKenLi

    RyuKenLi Peon

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    Does vbSeo really help? I've been on their forums, debating if I should get it.
     
    RyuKenLi, Jul 29, 2006 IP
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    Golfboards Peon

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    vbSEO is a means to an end. It simplifies the SEO process for you, but it's by no means the magic wand that will automagically jump your forum to the top of the SERPS. You have to know how to use it, and even make take some additional SEO steps on top of it in order to really utilize it to its' fullest. Is it worth the money? Probably. Is it something that you can't do on your own for free? Nope.
     
    Golfboards, Jul 29, 2006 IP
  12. czar

    czar Guest

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    If you think bashing other script writers will help you make more sales, think again homie. ;)

    We know where you are coming from when you said that.

    No thanks, I won't visit your forum.
     
    czar, Jul 30, 2006 IP
  13. czar

    czar Guest

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    Tried, couldn't find it. You better didn't make this up or imma stab you. :p
     
    czar, Jul 30, 2006 IP
  14. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Prominent Member

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    yes, but like someone above me posted.. this isn't a magic script.. you wont be number 1 just because your using vbseo, there are many must do's to really optimize your board,, vbseo will certainly help ;)
    the sooner the better ;) I'm currently working on a new vBulletin Setup site thats also in my Sig, you may want to take a look. I'm adding all the useful info and articles about these exact questions that I can find. I just started it, & it isn't really public yet, but it may be able to help you out as is. :)
     
    Brandon Sheley, Jul 30, 2006 IP
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    RyuKenLi Peon

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    Thanks for the advice!
     
    RyuKenLi, Jul 30, 2006 IP
  16. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Prominent Member

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    I went though the vboptions and see some good stuff you may be looking for..
    here is a post I just made :) hope it helps some of you out.
    tips in vBoptions to better SEO your site

    and here is a copy in case you don't want to check this link :)

    Store CSS Stylesheets as Files? > yes

    Message Posting and Editing Options > Automatically Quote Post / Thread Title > yes

    Message Searching Options > Automatic Similar Thread Search > yes

    Forum Listings Display Options > Show Forum Descriptions in Forum Listings > yes

    Forum Display Options (forumdisplay) > Enable Forum Description > yes
    (( I don't use this on vbseo sites, it has its own dynamic feature like this ))

    External Data Provider > Enable External Javascript > yes

    External Data Provider > Enable RSS Syndication > yes

    External Data Provider > Enable XML Syndication > yes


    this is all for vBulletion and is in the vBoptions ;)
     
    Brandon Sheley, Jul 31, 2006 IP
  17. jward

    jward Active Member

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    If you are running vBulletin, SEO can definitely be improved. Of course, there are various schools of thought on how that is best accomplished. It will come as no surprise that I'm going to suggest vBSEO is the best way for you to get started. ;)

    Of course, please do not forget that it's still tremendously important to proactively build content/content/content and establish relevant inbound and outbound links. Doing one thing doesn't mean you should neglect other factors!

    Quick tip: I think one thing that is blatantly overlooked is thread titling. Always try to give descriptive titles... A title such as "Check this out" is a very poor title compared with something like "New feature A for Widget XYZ - Check it out" or "Feature A for Widget ZYZ". I would even consider having your moderation team change the titles of user submitted threads, especially active threads containing content that would be a good source of search engine traffic.

    With vBSEO 3.0 we are very excited about our new blog-style pingback/trackback features because it adds a new way to easier develop relevant inbound/outbound linking. The benefits of which should be pretty obvious! ;)

    If anyone is considering vBSEO and wants to hear more from our customers directly, there are many discussion threads at our forum in the Reviews section where you'll be able to get insights from customers who have been running vBSEO and evaluating the results.
     
    jward, Jul 31, 2006 IP
  18. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Prominent Member

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    um... I got a bad red mark from this thread ?????
     
    Brandon Sheley, Aug 13, 2006 IP
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    I. Brian Business consultant

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    You're not going to rank well just on the basis of having a vb or vbseo - for Google especially you need an established and well linked to forum.

    Also - vb by itself has some awful duplicate content issues.

    frankly, there's a lot of different ways you can tweak a vb for optimisation purposes, but really you need to use some imagination on this. :)
     
    I. Brian, Aug 13, 2006 IP
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    The apples group doesn't like you to talk about oranges. :)
     
    jward, Aug 13, 2006 IP